21 November 2010

Attitude


When I learned to knit, 26 years ago, I wanted my knitting to be the smooth, wonderful stockinette stitch. And a few years later, when I'd learned how to purl – or knit in the round, I don't remember which came first – it did finally look that way. I still want my knitting to look that way. And if the garment has an exciting construction, I don't find knitting stockinette stitch the least boring. Creating beauty simply can't be!

My new design is another tribute to the stitch of my heart. A plain cardigan as it may look, those little details keeping the knitter – and the eye – interested are definitely there. Twisted ribbing, tubular cast ons, as well as bind offs, creating beautiful edges. Cropped length on both body and sleeves makes this perfect for layering, a way to wear wool without getting to warm. The design also offers a different approach to the set-in sleeve. All seamless, except for those tiny holes under each arm.

I find this garment extremely easy to wear, and I have been wearing it a lot already (the winter has definitely arrived, so there is an urgent need for woolen garments). I'm particularly fond of this yarn–button color combination, but the cardigan can of course be worked in a more subtle color as well, it will look great anyway.

Attitude [@ravelry] specs:
Pattern: Attitude (Attityde) by Tora Frøseth
Size shown: L
Needles: 3.5 mm
Yarn: Ask, 450 g of green (6023)

14 comments:

torirot said...

kjempeflott jakke!!

Medea said...

Den är fantastisk. Härlig färgkombination.

knittingmydayaway.com said...

I too love bold color combinations. The cardi looks great, and that picture of you, you look like you should be on a magazine!

Gryda said...

Ah, den var lekker! Jeg har veldig sansen for slike litt "stramme" jakker, som kan brukes i mer formelle sammenhenger også. Hvem trenger vel dressjakker?

Anne Marie said...

Den er virkelig fin Tora. Nydelige duse detaljer.

Siena said...

Very nice!

lucy said...

No kidding, this is absolutely a classy piece! No fuss but amazing details! I would take one anytime.

Tora said...

Thank you, I'm really glad you like it!

skb said...

Nok eit supert design frå deg :D

Silje said...

Nå er alle kjoleprosjektene mine satt ut i verden, så nå må jeg starte jakten for å finne noen som vil strikke en slik jakke til meg! Jeg elsker den, å skulle gjerne hatt fler og ikke bare en farge! Blir veldig vanskelig å velge altså. Men en sprek kombi av garn og knapper må til! Du får vri hodet litt, å tenke ut en farge kombi som er sprek og spennende :) Så kommer jeg å shopper igjen!!

Tora said...

Silje, jeg håper alle strikkerskene dine hygger seg nå, og at det blir fint alt sammen!

Og fargekombinasjoner skal vi nok finne!

HandmadeByMalle said...

den er bare smuk dit nye design og med dit smarte hår.

malle

PeneLene said...

Vet du, denne er bare helt perfekt!

Pinneguri said...

Åh, så pen den var! Pen.